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Breaking News: Constantine Casts Papa Midnite

Breaking News: Constantine Casts Papa Midnite

By Tim Beedle Friday, August 15th, 2014

We suppose you could call this the Midnite hour...

As announced earlier today on USA Today, actor Michael James Shaw will be joining the cast of NBC's Constantine in the recurring guest role of Papa Midnite. Readers who have been John Constantine fans since the Hellblazer days should be very familiar with the character of Papa Midnite. A voodoo shaman who made his first appearance all the way back in HELLBLAZER #1, Papa Midnite has been a sometimes adversary, sometimes friend to John Constantine from the very beginning, and in all likelihood, the relationship between Shaw's Midnite and Matt Ryan's Constantine will be much the same.

Shaw is actually the second actor to play the role of Midnite on screen. The character also appeared in the 2005 Constantine film in which Midnite was played by Academy Award nominee Djimon Hounsou.

Constantine debuts on Friday, October 24 at 10/9c on NBC.